Welcome to the UVU Pre-Health Site


Welcome to the Pre-Health website! We hope we can assist you on your way to becoming a professional. We encourage you to review the information on our website and watch the Pre-Health OrientationPre-Health Orientation movie prior to scheduling an appointment with our Pre-Health counselors.
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Schedule an Appointment

Please be aware of the following policies:

  • Walk-in appointments are NOT available.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
  • 2 No Shows in one semester, you may be asked to wait until the following semester to schedule another appointment.
  • updating websiteThe Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy. 
  • For Dental Hygiene be sure to contact the Dental Hygiene department advisor.
  • If you are interested in Radiology Tech or Respiratory Therapy,  please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.

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 (Click on the headings below for more information. Our News & Events information is updated regularly.)

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News & Events


updating websiteThe Pre-Health counselors DO NOT advise for Dental Hygiene, Radiology Tech, or Respiratory Therapy. If you are interested in those areas please contact the school(s) you would like to attend and then see a University Studies Counselor to map out your course sequencing.


Pre-Health Application Jumpstart Conference - Registration is Open Click Here  

Developmental Biology Online

If you are interested in an upper division biology course, Biol 3300 - Developmental Biology will be offered second block of spring semester as an ONLINE course.  See the course description below for more information

BIOL 3300 - Developmental Biology  3:3:0
BIOL 1610 with a minimum grade of C- and University Advanced Standing
Examines the principles of Developmental Biology with emphasis on the specialization of cells and their organization into body plans. Recommended for Biology Majors interested in developmental processes.

Wolverine Completion Grant

The Wolverine Completion Grant is FINANCIAL SUPPORT to help students graduate.  This grant is available to UVU students who are nearing completion of a bachelor degree and are in need of financial assistance to complete.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Currently admitted UVU student
• Bachelor degree declared
• 90 credits completed toward bachelor degree
• Minimum 2.7 cumulative grade point average
• Demonstrated unmet financial need (FAFSA complete)
Apply now!  http://www.uvu.edu/firstyear/docs/web_completiongrantform.pdf
Contact Noemy Medina at 801-863-7408 or noemym@uvu.edu with questions.

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Club Rush

Wednesday & Thursday, January 21st & 22nd — 10:00am-2:00pm -- Grande Ballroom, Hall of Flags, Science Building Atrium

Learn about the various clubs on campus and how you can get involved!


Pre-Med: What Every Pre-Med Student Needs to know - AAMC Fee Assistance Program & Paying for Medical School

Thursday, January 22nd & Wednesday, January 28th

The AAMC Pre-Med Outreach team invites you to learn about the AAMC's 2015 Fee Assistance Program and options for financing medical school at our upcoming webinars and Twitter chat.

We will talk about:

  • The 2015 Fee Assistance Program application process, eligibility requirements, and benefits
  • Strategies for borrowing smart to minimize your educational debt
  • Actions you can take as a pre-med student to help your financial situation later
  • New financial literacy tools available via the AAMC's FIRST program
  • Benefits of using the MedLoans Organizer and Calculator as a medical student
  • And much more!

Join us and make sure to bring your questions for the 30 minute Q&A session at the end of each webinar or just tweet at us during the Twitter chat.

Webinar: "What Every Pre-Med Student Needs to Know: AAMC's Fee Assistance Program and Paying for Medical School"

These sessions are identical, please sign up for one.

Twitter Chat: "#askAAMC: AAMC's Fee Assistance Program and Paying for Medical School"

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Join the conversation by tweeting us at @AAMCPreMed and including #askAAMC in your question. You can tune in by searching the #askAAMC hashtag if you do not have a Twitter account.


Pre-PA: Pacific University Skype Session
Monday, January 26th —  3:00pm — SC 206gh

Skype session with Leah Baldwin, Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Program Admissions at Pacific University.  Come learn about their Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program.  All who are interested in learning about PA school are welcome!

Pre-Med: UVU Alumnus Justin Pattee, DO Presentation
Thursday, January 29th —  12:00pm — SC 213b

Justin Pattee, DO is an alumnus of UVU and Midwestern University, AZCOM; and is currently finishing up an Emergency Medicine residency.  He will be coming to share his experiences and answer your questions.

Pre-PT: Rocky Mountain University Free Clinic Presentation
Thursday, January 29th —  6:00pm — SB 132

Coleby Clawson from Rocky Mountain University's free PT clinic will be coming to talk about the clinic and what undergrad students' opportunities are like there.  He will also address general PT questions.

Pre-Health Application Jumpstart Conference
Saturday, February 7th —  9:00am-12:30pm — Sorensen Student Center

If you are applying to health professions programs in 2015, you don’t want to miss this half-day conference!  We will help you get a “jumpstart” on the application process including how to fill out applications, ask for letters of recommendation, and write personal statements.  The cost is $10 and includes breakfast and a USB drive with all of the presentations and info from the conference.  Space is limited, register now in the Pre-Health Office!



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Volunteer: Utah County Crisis Line 

Upcoming Training on January 17th & January 19th!
Contact us at utahcountycrisisline@gmail.com soon! 

Are you looking for a unique and fulfilling volunteer experience? Consider becoming a Lifeline at the Utah County Crisis Line. We are a free, 24 hour, confidential listening line that provides support and community resources for people in crisis. We receive calls for a variety of reasons including: thoughts of suicide, depression, addiction, sickness, death of a loved one, abuse, stress, or any situation the caller may feel unable to cope with. We listen and guide people to local agencies to help them find long-term solutions. 

As a volunteer you will gain professional training, work experience, hours that work around your schedule, volunteer tokens of appreciation, and personal fulfillment knowing that YOU are someone's Lifeline. The skills you learn will benefit you in your everyday life; at school, on the job, and in your relationships with others. 

To qualify:
• You must be at least 18 years of age.
• You must live in Utah County. 
• You must be willing to submit to a background check. 
• You must be mentally and emotionally stable. 
You must be willing to make a 4 month commitment and work one 3 hour shift a week and 1 overnight shift every 4-6 weeks

Come join our team of caring individuals as we support the community with this valuable resource. For more information about training dates, applications, or internship opportunities, please email: utahcountycrisisline@gmail.com
Thank you for your support! 
Website: www.crisislineuc.org
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/utahcountycrisisline

Volunteer: Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Saturday, March 14th — Sorensen Student Center

Volunteers are needed to help with setup, registration, ushering, and clean-up/tear-down for this event. The Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) focused conference is designed for 6th - 8th grade girls to introduce them to a variety of exciting careers they can pursue if they continue their education.  More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.uvu.edu/conferences/expanding-your-horizons/ 

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Lisa Williamson at lisa.williamson@uvu.edu

Leadership: Orientation Leader

This is a PAID student position that will vary between 10-25 hours per week, based on the orientation cycle (more hours in the summer). Students must commit to a full year and take CLSS 240R this spring (2 credit course). We are hiring an additional 10-12 orientation leaders in this cycle. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/12041. Position closes January 19th

NEW! Patient Contact Opportunity: Canyon Breeze Senior Living

Now hiring CNA's! Experience preferred, but not required. They are hiring for afternoon and grave shifts. If you are interested, contact Heather at heathermahoney21@gmail.com.   


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Get Involved: Join a Club, Pay Your Dues

It is one thing to simply say you joined a club; it is quite another to be involved!  UVU has several excellent clubs on campus especially for pre-health students.  These clubs provide great opportunities to those involved including but not limited to networking, service, and leadership experience.  They also provide unique experiences for their members including the opportunity to interact with local healthcare professionals as well as representatives from health professions programs.  All clubs at UVU are required to have club dues; this is a nominal fee which is used to help fund club events and activities.  Get involved today!
To join a club, go to: http://uvu.orgsync.com/org/clubs
To pay your club dues, visit the Clubs Office (SL 122) OR pay online.
1. Login to your UV Link (https://uvlink.uvu.edu)
2. Click 'Student' tab
3. Click 'Student Services and Resources' tab
4. Click 'Pay Club Dues'
5. Select the Club of your choice
6. Enter payment info
7. Submit!


First Official MCAT 2015 Sample Test Available for the AAMC

Practice for the new exam with the Official MCAT2015 Sample Test. This is the first full-length test written by the developers of the actual MCAT exam. 
This online 230-question test allows you to:  

  • Get a simulated test experience with the same type and number of questions as the actual exam
  • Customize how you want to practice by checking your answers question-by-question, taking the entire practice test untimed, or simulating a timed MCAT exam
  • Identify patterns in your test-taking skills with the Why Did I Miss This Question feature
  • Find out how many correct answers you got in each of the four sections
  • Highlight words or phrases that you want to review later
  • Navigate the test efficiently using the review screen buttons to go back to skipped and marked questions
  • Review the correct answers for each question. Get a breakdown of the questions by foundational concept, content category, scientific inquiry and reasoning skill, and discipline area

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1qVZBIJ 






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